Friday, May 18, 2007

Discovering Nature on Bora Bora

Bora Bora is a haven of wonderful nature that will inspire travelers from its incredible peaks of black rock to its verdant surroundings and the turquoise waters of the lagoon. Exploring nature in Bora Bora is truly an adventure that will bring you down to lush valleys, deeper still to crystal-clear waters and high up dramatic mountains.

A two-lane road circles the island so you can easily take a tour on your own but the ideal way to discover the inland beauty of Bora Bora is an island excursion with a knowledgeable tour guide. There are many reliable tour companies in Bora Bora that will be glad to show you the wonders of nature in this island.

The typical nature tour on the island is on a four-wheel drive. The tour will circle the entire island through towns and several cultural and historical sites. This is a thrilling jeep ride that will take you zooming down hills, around road curves, through muddy paths and trees. These island tours usually take 2 to 3 hours.

You can also enjoy the beauty of nature in Bora Bora by hiking, biking, or horseback riding. You can also rent a scooter and ride around the island or rent a helicopter for a spectacular bird’s-eye view.

Many consider Bora Bora to be the most beautiful island of French Polynesia. The volcanic island has slightly steeper mountains than other islands in the region that makes a dramatic background to lush greeneries and bright tropical flowers.

But, of course, the most fascinating of Bora Bora’s nature is its lagoon. You can join many of the lagoon excursions in Bora Bora or have a company arrange a customized lagoon sightseeing tour. A popular lagoon tour is on board a boat with a glass bottom that allows you to view the wonders of Bora Bora’s marine life without having to swim at all.

A romantic way to enjoy the lagoon is to take a sunset cruise where you will sail around the island while enjoying the gorgeous sunset and sipping cocktails. Other fun ways to experience the lagoon aside from swimming is by snorkeling, windsurfing; jet skiing, scuba diving, or simply sunbathing on some of the world’s finest white sand beaches.

So whether you are looking for a peaceful commune with nature or a thrilling adventure Bora Bora offers plenty of opportunities to do both whether on land, on air or water.

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